The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in May
Just Jokes: On Offensive Material and Accountability in New Zealand Comedy
Serious Fun: Who the Heck is PĀNiA!?

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A monthly round-up of artworks in Tāmaki Makaurau that we keep returning to.

There’s been a bit of buzz around Tāmaki Makaurau this month, beginning with the Auckland Art Fair, including its Projects Programme and The Future of Art panel discussions, followed by a handful of art-related talks in the Auckland Writers Festival last weekend. Once again, our review team of art critics Lucinda Bennett...

Theatre

Adam Goodall digs into what happens when comedians cross the line.

Content warning: this pieces contains descriptions of sexist, racist and transphobic jokes.

As long as there’s been stand-up comedy, there have been offensive jokes. And as long as there have been offensive jokes, there’s been discourse and debate about them – what’s acceptable, what isn’t, when drawing a line turns into an act of...

Art

Unravelling the mysterious über-cool-girl of Mokopōpaki.

 

Ka tīaho mai he marama pai, puta pō rere wai, mai a Pānia. When the night is still and the moon is clear, you can see Pānia appear. – Sam Freedman (nā Alby Bennett i whakamāori)

 

Let’s begin by addressing the elephant in the room, or – given the artist’s enthusiasm for all things equine – the thoroughbred in the room: who the...

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The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in May
Theatre
Just Jokes: On Offensive Material and Accountability in New Zealand Comedy
Art
Serious Fun: Who the Heck is PĀNiA!?
A Simple Acknowledgement
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A Simple Acknowledgement
By Pantograph Punch
Tweets as Fiction: Black Box by Jennifer Egan
Read Time: 2 mins
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Internet Histories
Tweets as Fiction: Black Box by Jennifer Egan
By Rosabel Tan
Pantograph Picks: Artweek Auckland
Read Time: 7 mins
Ahead of Artweek Auckland this weekend, we try and...
Art
Pantograph Picks: Artweek Auckland
By Pantograph Punch
Plastic Fantastic: The Endurance of the Tupperware Party
Read Time: 11 mins
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Society
Plastic Fantastic: The Endurance of the Tupperware Party
By Jessica McAllen
A Dream Of A Fantasy: Looking For Lori Watt
Read Time: 19 mins
From her base on the Kapiti Coast, one woman is realising...
Music
A Dream Of A Fantasy: Looking For Lori Watt
By Claire Duncan
Christchurch, and the heart of the Antipodean Gothic
Read Time: 29 mins
Jasmine Gallagher on the wrong side of a broken city...
Art
Christchurch, and the heart of the Antipodean Gothic
By Jasmine Gallagher
Forgers, Thieves and Conmen: A Brief History of Art Crime in New Zealand
Read Time: 22 mins
Amanda Morrissey-Brown on art crime in NZ
Art
Forgers, Thieves and Conmen: A Brief History of Art Crime in New Zealand
By Amanda Morrissey-Brown
So You Want to Rebrand New Zealand...
Read Time: 5 mins
Ad man Jono Aidney brings his experience to bear on...
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So You Want to Rebrand New Zealand...
By Jono Aidney